Paint and Sip Cruise: Make It Your Next Vacation

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Did you know that you can spend your vacation immersed in art classes while enjoying cruising on the open water? There are all kinds of fun, themed cruises, including paint and sip cruises and cruises that are dedicated to art classes.

Even many cruise lines that don’t offer art-themed cruises often offer art classes, led by world-class instructors. Either way, you are sure to have loads of fun traveling to new and exciting destinations and getting to enjoy some great art classes.

Today we are going to take a look at which cruise ships have paint and sip and other art classes as well as art-themed cruises. Continue reading to learn more.

Be You – Artistic Paint and Sail Charter

A woman named Nashawn Taylor, Captain Nashawn Taylor to be precise, is the brain behind the premier paint, sip, and sail experience in the United States. Taylor is a DMV-based certified master captain and an artist.

Captain Taylor was once a police officer and worked on a marine unit patrolling the waters. She loved this and decided that she wanted her own vessel.

It only made sense that she would offer cruises based on her long-time love of art, and she did a lot of research to see if there was anything like this already available. She discovered that she had a niche market along the East Coast, and she decided to offer paint, sip, and sail excursions.

Guests would paint on wine glasses before boarding, and then they would board for a fun time of painting and cruising.

Which Cruise Lines Offer Art Classes?

While there aren’t a lot of paint, sip, and sail excursions out there, you will find that there are plenty of cruise lines that offer art-themed cruises. Others will offer a variety of art and crafting classes for passengers.

Celebrity Cruises

For instance, Celebrity Cruise Lines offers scrapbooking classes, which are loads of fun. Passengers get to create a memory book of their vacations. Everything they need is supplied, and they get to use their own vacation photos.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises offers Crystal’s Odyssey Art at Sea program. Passengers get to try their hands at a number of art mediums, including painting and sculpting. For an additional fee, they are able to get instruction from guest instructors.

Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises has The Artist Loft aboard the Marina and the Riviera. This is a space for artists to practice their skills and learn from talented art instructors who work onboard as “artists in residence”. Be sure to attend every class to ensure that you are able to complete your project or projects before your vacation is over.

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises offers watercolor classes aboard their ships. There are instructors on hand to help passengers hone their skills and finish their painting projects.

While it isn’t painting, I should mention some of the awesome arts and crafts classes that happen on board cruise ships. On Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Solstice, and Celebrity Eclipse, you can visit the glass studio, where you can take glass blowing classes.


These are just a few of the cruise lines and carnival ships that offer art-themed vacations, as well as art classes for passengers. There are other vacation destinations where you can also sign up for paint, sip and cruise events and other art classes.

This sounds like a dream vacation to me. Now I just have to figure out how to budget for one of these cruises, because it is now on my bucket list! I may even take some of those craft classes. Glassblowing sounds like lots of fun!

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